On the other side, Yin Hanjiang and the white woman fought hard. Wen Renhe could speak with Baili Qingmiao without any hindrance because Yin Hanjiang was holding the white woman back.

The white woman transformed into countless snowflakes and wrapped around Yin Hanjiang, who in turn scattered into countless sword shadows once again, fighting her head-on. In an instant the ice field of Wanli turned into a hell of freezing cold. Baili Qingmiao saw with her own eyes how a piece of her robe that fell on the ground directly froze and shattered to pieces. The temperature was now probably dozens of times lower than when she was buried in the snow.

In the howling of wind and snow, only the place where the two of them stood was calm, just like an ethereal paradise untouched by the hell around them.

A whistling voice mixed in with the sound of the wind echoed in everyone’s ears, “A lowly stripling at Spirit Combination stage with a contemptible sword from who knows where wants to defeat me? Even your Mahayana stage master can’t help you!”

Hearing her words, the attack of the blood light got even more fierce. The sword, that had originally only been guarding Wen Renhe’s side, was half buried in the snow. When the white woman wanted to mobilize the power of the ice field, a mass of ice and snow exploded in her body and countless ice and snow fireworks bloomed on the vast ice land, accompanied by the shrill scream of the white woman.

Drops of blood rained on the snowy plains.

Wen Renhe reached out to catch a drop of blood and clenched his fist. The back of his hand was covered with blue tendons, his blood surging. A blood vessel like a green snake slowly surfaced on his skin.

Anger filled his chest as he roared his command, “Come back!”  

Hearing the order, the blood light sword flew back to Wen Renhe and landed on the snow, turning into a half-kneeling Yin Hanjiang.

Wen Renhe held his shoulder with one hand. Yin Hanjiang was missing one hand and one foot. After he merged with the magic sword, each sword light was made up from his own flesh and blood, and the swords that had just exploded together with the snowflakes were his own limbs.

“Ah! You’re hurt!” Baili Qingmiao hurriedly took out a handkerchief to bandage the wound for Yin Hanjiang, but was pushed aside by Wen Renhe’s soul force.

“Absorb the snow flame! I will protect you.” Wen Renhe spread his hands and the flame appeared in front of Yin Hanjiang.

“But…” Yan Hanjiang glanced at the snow trying to gather and his eyes sank. His hit didn’t kill that woman.

Wen Renhe didn’t give Yin Hanjiang another chance to speak. He inserted the snow flame into Yin Hanjiang’s body through his Baihui acupoint, and the snow flame entered his body. Yin Hanjiang had to use his soul force to absorb it, otherwise he would only waste his Lord’s intentions.

He couldn’t disobey his Lord’s order and immediately sat cross-legged to cultivate.

At this moment, the snowflakes in the sky turned into the white woman who was smaller than before. This time, the woman’s voice had an extra hint of anger in it, “How dare that lowly Spirit Combination stage hurt me!”

The wind blew on Wen Renhe’s robe, and with a flash of cold light a black halberd appeared in his hand, breaking through the snowstorm and smashing the white woman’s body.

The white woman’s body scattered in the air and all ten thousand miles of the ice field of Wanli shook in an instant, thousand meters deep ice cracked, ten thousand tons of snow were lifted to the sky and then fell heavily, rolling up ten thousand feet of snow. Baili Qingmiao moved closer to Yin Hanjiang, and felt like a tiny bird between heaven and earth, whose feathers were plucked out by the flying snow. The whole ice field of Wanli howled and wailed.

She couldn’t even see her surroundings. In the snow mist she could only see Yin Hanjiang, who was next to her. She stared at the snow fog for a while and then she couldn’t see anything.

It was snow blindness, staring at the snow for too long hurt her eyes.

Baili Qingmiao hastily closed her eyes and curled up her body, listening to the sounds from outside.

She didn’t know how long it had been, but she heard Wen Renhe’s always calm voice say, ”Spirit Combination Immortal? Did you really think that you are superior to the others? You’re nothing away from this ice field!”

Then there was another puff of smoke. Baili Qingmiao used her soul force to treat her eye injury, and after a while she felt that she could see again. When she opened her eyes she was shocked by the sight.

There was no longer any ice field of Wanli or ice white woman, there was only Wen Renhe and a woman in a blue dress confronting each other over rolling hot lava.

Baili Qingmiao: “!!!”

The snow, where was the snow?

The blue dressed woman looked the same as the previous white woman, but at the same time, she had the rosy glow of a living person on her face, her hair and eyes were also black. She was covering her chest, and there was a trace of blood at the corner of her mouth, which was obviously a sign of a serious injury.

Wen Renhe was holding his halber. His weapon was the same as his robe, both had dark gold patterns on a black background. But this time, Baili Qingmiao saw clearly that the dark gold patterns on the robe and weapon were linked together, forming the Seven Killing Stars in the sky. The golden light emerged from the black clothes, and the Seven Killing Stars blossomed in different colors.

It was the power of the stars that destroyed the ice field. This was also the power of a Mahayana expert. With just one stroke of their hand they could change the world upside down.

The ice field, where once Baili Qingmiao could hardly breathe, could not resist the full force of Wen Renhe’s blow.

By that time, Yin Hanjiang, who had absorbed the snow flame, had already awakened and murmured, “My Lord……”

Baili Qingmiao looked at Yin Hanjiang’s limbs and saw they had already recovered, except for his left arm which was still recovering slowly.

She gently moved her body, hiding behind Yin Hanjiang’s back, revealing only half of her head as she secretly peeked at Wen Renhe.

Baili Qingmiao recalled that when she was asked why she thoughtlessly stood in front of the Elder she only gave half the answer to the question. She was in fact a bit embarrassed to say the rest, that she thought she could block the first blow.

On this very day, witnessing the power to shake heaven and earth caused by the battle between those two, it became clear to Baili Qingmiao that she was as feeble as dust and her whole body could not stand up to the power of a single breath of such masters.

In the past, Baili Qingmiao wanted to reach Nascent Soul stage. Her senior martial brother had told her that when she reached the Nascent Soul stage they could become a Dao couple, but she didn’t have much attachment to Dao cultivation and only thought about love. Now that she had witnessed Wen Renhe’s power, she finally understood what it meant to be a cultivator and what power it represented.

The ultimate aim was not reaching Nascent Soul stage so they could become a Dao couple, but the immortality that could break through the heavens and shatter the void!

Baili Qingmiao had an enlightenment and entered a mysterious realm. Even without the Core Formation stage in mind, the Qi in her Dantian starter gradually condensing. The thunder clouds in the sky were condensing and gradually thunders started falling. 

From the Core Formation stage onwards, every realm had its own tribulations. The Core Formation had small thunder tribulations and the Nascent Soul had violent tribulations, all of which were predestined and unavoidable.

Wen Renhe took his time to spare a glance at Baili Qingmiao, nodding secretly in his heart. This child could be taught. If this was how she understood the Dao, then she would be merciless and cold-blooded, there was no need to kill her.

The blue dressed woman’s arms trembled slightly as she asked, “Who the hell are you? How did you break my domain and destroy my foundation? I had never even heard of someone like you before I entered seclusion!”

Wen Renhe said, “You are not in seclusion now, are you? You should have used a secret technique to cultivate yourself to become an immortal after the end of the war.”

The cultivators at the end of the Mahayana stage would face heavenly tribulations and after the tribulations they could ascend to the Immortal Realm. But many cultivators would die during their heavenly tribulation, with their spirit destroyed. Some Mahayana practitioners, knowing that they could never escape, took the initiative to use secret methods to disperse their flesh and deceive the heavenly calamity, and used the spirit of the immortals leaked during the calamity to cultivate to immortality, so they could ascend to the Immortal Realm without facing the heavenly tribulations. Their power originated from stealing from heaven, so their strength was beyond that of Mahayana cultivators.

There were Scattered Immortals in several major sects of the righteous patch, but they usually didn’t show up easily. Only when the sects faced great disasters would they make their move.

In the original book, Wen Renhe was saved by Baili Qingmiao after being wounded by a scattered immortal of Shangqing Sect, while that Shangqing Sect’s scattered immortal was killed by Wen Renhe. Having lost their strongest combat strength they gradually declined.

“This Venerable has gained enlightenment three hundred years ago,” Wen Renhe said. “For how many years have you been hiding from the heavens?”

The woman dressed in blue was speechless. He only needed 200 years to reach Mahayana stage? She had been in seclusion for eight hundred years! Were young cultivators so amazing these days?

“As for breaking your domain,” Wen Renhe’s eyes swept across the ice field of Wanli, “we only wanted to take the snow flame, so you attacked my subordinates indiscriminately, right?”

“It was because you guys were bullying this little girl. I just saw it happen,” the woman dressed in blue answered. 

“Her current enlightenment of the Core Formation stage is related to this life-and-death experience,” Wen Renhe said. “What does this have to do with you? I’m afraid that your cultivation has not been successful. When you leave seclusion, come to see us. We will test your skills to see how strong you are.”

The woman wearing blue was speechless.

Wen Renhe waved his halberd and said coldly, “When you think you are strong, you attack unreasonably and pick those of lower realms, but when you find that you are not invincible, you start reasoning with them. Unfortunately, you made a huge mistake, it is not up to you to decide whether or not to reason out.”

 

Baihui acupoint – In the practice of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Bai Hui is used generally to “clear the senses” and “calm the Spirit.” 

 


Edited by: Ninja

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